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  • 20/04/2018 - Global campaign launched to take Scotland to the world
    A major new campaign to put Scotland in the international spotlight and showcase the country’s world-leading assets to a global audience has been launched simultaneously in North America, London and China. ‘Scotland is Now’ is designed to put the country firmly at the top of everyone’s list of places to live, work, st
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  • 20/04/2018 - SLC to publish community engagement codes of practice
    To coincide with the publication of the ‘Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land’, the Scottish Land Commission has announced that it will be developing a series of Codes of Practice for land owners, land managers and communities to support community engagement.   The Codes of Practice
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  • 20/04/2018 - Guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land published
    Scottish Government has published guidance on engaging communities in decisions relating to land as required by Part 4 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016. The guidance focuses on improving engagement when significant decisions are being made about the use of land. It is aimed at all owners of land and land managers, wheth
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  • 20/04/2018 - Scottish Campaign for National Parks AGM
    On Friday 20 April 2018 SCNP held its AGM at  the Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. Speakers at the conference included Dame Barbara Kelly, President of the Galloway National Park Association and Jane Bower from the Campaign for a Scottish Borders National Park, who outlined the cases for new Nati
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  • 20/04/2018 - New Rural Economic Commission Launched
    A new national rural commission that will look at the challenges and opportunities faced by the economy in rural areas, has been launched by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI). The independent commission will run for 2 years and aims to come forward with solutions and actions to meet short term challenge
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  • 20/04/2018 - Perth & Kinross Outdoor Access Forum AGM
    Perth & Kinross Outdoor Access Forum Open Meeting and AGM will be held 18.30-20.30 on Thursday 26th April at the Birnam Arts Centre. For directions see https://www.birnamarts.com/finding-us/ There may well be vacancies for membership of the Access Forum itself, so if you have an interest in outdoor access please
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  • 20/04/2018 - Working for Waders - Actions across Scotland
    WORKING FOR WADERS - Actions across Scotland Working for Waders (WfW) recognises the desire across Scotland for further collaborative action on the ground to address issues affecting wading bird populations and help support wader recovery.   WfW developed from the successful Understanding Predatio
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  • 20/04/2018 - Sporting Rates – Unoccupied Property Relief
    Members will have received a special email on Tuesday explaining Scottish Government has issued Local Authorites with non-statutory guidance regarding non-domestic rates relief application. This guidance includes that Unoccupied Property Relief should be awarded at 100% to shooting rights where no commercial shooting or stalk
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  • 18/04/2018 - New relief on sporting rates a substantial boost to rural business
    New Scottish Government guidance which could lead to reliefs on non-domestic rates on sporting rights for many rural businesses has been welcomed by Scottish Land & Estates. The non-statutory guidance, issued to local authorities last Friday, states that Unoccupied Property Relief can be awarded at 100% to shooting rights
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  • 18/04/2018 - Landowners back principles for community engagement
    Land-based businesses are supportive of the aims of new guidance designed to enhance community engagement across Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates has said today. The organisation, which represents landowners and rural businesses, made the comments following guidance published today by the Scottish Government focused on e
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  • 18/04/2018 - SLE statement on missing sea eagle
    Scottish Land & Estates has supported an appeal for information on a sea eagle whose satellite tag has stopped transmitting in Perthshire. A spokesperson for Scottish Land & Estates said: “We support the call for anyone with information which could help locate this sea eagle to pass that onto Police Scotland as soon as
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  • 13/04/2018 - Moorland management best practice detailed in new guidance
    Mountain hare management, worm control and heather cutting guidance published New guidance on moorland management best practice, on topics including mountain hares and heather cutting, has been welcomed by landowners’ organisation Scottish Land & Estates. The documents, published by Scotland’s Moorland Forum, are
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  • 12/04/2018 - South of Scotland Enterprise
    South of Scotland Economic Partnership is hosting 28 consultation events (breakfast and evening meetings) across south Scotland concerning the creation of the new Enterprise Agency for the area. You can register your place at one of the events here. There is also an online consultation which closes 7 June 2018. Any comments s
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  • 12/04/2018 - Aspiring Communities Fund
      The Scottish Government has published application forms and related guidance for the Aspiring Communities Fund which is open until 1 June 2018. The fund will support partnership approaches between statutory bodies and local communities with a shared interest in exploring new and sustainable way of working to improv
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  • 12/04/2018 - OECD Rural Conference
    The 11th OECD Rural Development Conference was held in Edinburgh this week. The theme for the conference was ‘Enhancing Rural Innovation’ and it covered topics including ‘Supporting business to innovate’, ‘Rural policy and future governance’ and ‘Promoting entrepreneurship’. A Policy Statement on Enhancing Rur
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  • 12/04/2018 - Have you carried out a farm structure health check?
      With slurry applications and silage making just around the corner, making sure that the structures on your farm are well maintained can save you time and money as well as reducing the risk of pollution from your farm.    Manufacturers of slurry stores recommend maintenance schedules for equipment
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  • 12/04/2018 - Helping Scottish farmers stay resilient in changing times
    In December, the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) issued the first in a series of case studies showcasing the experiences of farmers who have been able to improve specific aspects of their business through the support available to them from FAS.    Please see below, the latest set of case studies featuring person
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  • 12/04/2018 - Publication of Transitions to agroecological systems: farmers’ experience Report
    SNH, with other agencies in the Land Use Policy Group (LUPG)*, has published a report on farmers’ experiences of transition to agroecological approaches. The Organic Research Centre undertook the work with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.   The researchers sought to address the question of how farmer
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  • 12/04/2018 - A consultation on an application to register the name "Scottish Wild Venison" as a protected geographical indication under the EU quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
    EU regulation 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs provides a system for the protection of products on a geographical or traditional recipe basis. This system is similar to the familiar 'appellation controlee' system used for wine.   If you are a producer of agricultural products
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  • 09/04/2018 - Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle select Wildness Foundation UK to receive Royal wedding donations
      The Wilderness Foundation UK are deeply honoured to be listed as one of seven charities selected by Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle to receive donations in place of gifts to celebrate their wedding on 19th May 2018.   The couple have chosen to re-direct the generosity of the public towards causes which the co
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